Anyone who’s been in the workforce for a while knows there is no panacea out there. There are all kinds of issues to deal with and stress about:

  • Competition over jobs, promotions, raises, recognition, resources.
  • Global competition for every revenue dollar and point of market share.
  • Conflicts and issues with bosses, employees, peers, and pretty much everyone else.

It’s that last one that sort of sticks out because, while conflict and confrontation can be healthy, far too many of us make it far more difficult than it has to be. And that’s what makes the other two issues – internal and external competition – so much harder and more stressful.

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Keep Your Emotional Baggage Out of the Workplace